Tonight! Altoria! Underground Shorts!

Following last night’s barn-storming, sweat-producing, mid-way screen-adjusting opening salvo – the LUC festival moves on to Altoria for another evening of cool short films.

LUCFEST ALTORIA COMPLETE 1000pxThe 90 minute programme contains such varied treats as marriage counselling, armed robbery, saucy internet chat rooms, clowns, rabbits and the end of the world. So something for everyone.

All of the films shown tonight were submitted for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013 which will be awarded to one lucky filmmaker on Sunday 29th September at the Spa Centre Cinema.

Following the shorts tonight there will also be some film music action and thanks to our hosts at Altoria – the whole thing is entirely free. LUC Festival Operatives will be on hand selling tickets for our week-end events as well as providing the opportunity to get your hands on some cool LUC posters for just a couple of quid.

If you couldn’t make it along last night – or were forced to peer in through the door due to the fantastic turn out – here is a marvellous review from Ben Veasey of the first night.

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Festival Spotlight No. 2: Underground Shorts at Altoria

LUCFEST ALTORIA COMPLETE 1000pxSome people think popcorn. Others prefer a hotdog. Some poor, misguided, unsanitary souls even think cheesy nachos are an acceptable choice – but really, the best thing to enjoy with a film is booze.

Which means that it is very exciting to announce that as part of the LUC festival, the well appointed Altoria on Warwick Street will be providing an exclusive bar-based screening of 90 minutes of exceptionally cool short films, all submitted for the LUC Short Film Prize.

The programme on Tuesday 24th September includes a broad range of drama, comedy, thrillers and even some dramatic comedy thrillers. Subjects covered include edgy criminals, randy rabbits, saucy webcam action and even a brand new urban sport.

There will even be some exciting film music DJ action a the conclusion of the cinematic programme.

How much are tickets for this fine event?

Nothing. Nada. Zero!

Yes, thanks to the marvellous people at Altoria this very special event will be FREE ENTRY so get down early to snag a seat and a glass or two of something refreshing.

The films will start at 8.00pm. There is a Facebook page for this event here: LUC Festival – Underground Shorts at Altoria

LUC Festival Update: Lots of news

I have been somewhat remiss in providing regular updates recently, this is mostly to do with the fantastic response to the LUC Short Film Prize. Thus far, the top secret LUC evaluation panel have watched about 130 entries (with more arriving all the time) – now we are starting to select the films that will be shown during the week. The aim is to screen between 100 and 150 shorts throughout the festival – with fifteen finalists to be shown at our exclusive gala LUC night on Sunday 29th September. The deadline is still over two months away on the 2nd August, so plenty of time to finish off that ground-breaking hybrid western/sci-fi you’ve been working on.

In terms of the programme for the week, the overall shape is coming together nicely. The plan is for the main list of events to be announced at the end of June and then for tickets to go on sale in July, but here are some new additions (please note these are all subject to final confirmation):

  • LUC will be taking over (in what may be a needlessly violent fashion) the weekly quiz at The Clarendon on Wednesday 25th September for a special film themed edition.
  • The properly astounding The Secret Society Of Fine Arts will be screening at LAMP on Monday 23rd supported by some hand-picked submissions to the LUC film prize.
  • There will be a completely free screening of LUC Short Film Prize entries at Altoria Bar on Tuesday 24th, followed by a soon-to-be-announced special musical event.
  • A free animation event with Don Hertfeldt’s amazing It’s Such A Beautiful Day topping the bill on Saturday 28th September.
  • A screening of what has been described as “the most punk rock film of all time” at Zephyr Lounge on Thursday 26th – trust me, it is.

LUC is beavering away on all sorts of other exclusive feature screening and potential events, so keep an eye on the blog for more advance info in the next few weeks. Hopefully will have another very exciting screening to announce next week.